Saturday, February 1, 2020

Hearts


As many of you loyal visitors to this monthly blog know, when Bleubeard and I took it over in  November, I immediately looked for help.  I got it in the form of my dear friend Yvonne.  By the end of the year, we were both feeling we needed even more help.  That was when we asked Erika, who many of you know as BioArtGal, to join us.   This assures Art Journal Journey will be on steady footing for years to come  and will continue to be a challenge blog you have come to enjoy and love.  We now introduce you to our latest co-moderator, our dear friend Erika.  Please make her feel welcome.

This month Bleubeard and I, Elizabeth are your hosts.  As many of you know, Bleubeard is the face of our blog and I create the art. You will find us at Altered Book Lover.   


Hearts


Since it's February, our theme is Hearts.  Who doesn't love hearts?  Even I, the person who can't draw or sketch anything (and don't care to, either), can draw a heart.  This is the simplest of all shapes, yet we need one to live.  This might be why we often use them in our art. 

I created this mosaic to show you various ways to use hearts in your art this month.  I'm sure you will come up with many more. 

And PLEASE remember to abide by our rules.  Only artwork larger than approximately 10 x 15 cm or 4 x 6 inches will be accepted.  Journal pages, altered book pages, fabric pages, canvases, and digital art are all acceptable.

34 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous hearts collage, I'd take is as an idea for my sketchbook cover

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    1. How wonderful that my journal page inspired your sketchbook cover.

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  2. So pleased to hear that Erika has joined your team, many congratulations! This is such a fabulous theme for February and I'm loving the heart filled collage too 😁. Happy February! Hugs, Jo x

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    1. I think Erika will be a great addition to AJJ. Glad you like this month's theme, Jo.

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  3. Fabulous theme for the month of February and a very warm welcome to Erika, lovely to see another familiar face join a superb creative community.
    Looking forward to seeing and hopefully playing along, Happy February everyone.
    Creative Hugs Tracey xx

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    1. Glad you like the theme, Tracey. Hope you get time to play. I agree that Erika will make a great addition to AJJ.

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  4. A nice heart topic, great that Erika joined the team!
    Enjoy everyone painting and handicrafts!
    Greetings Elke

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    1. Glad you like this month's theme, Elke. I think Erika will make a great addition to the AJJ family.

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  5. Thank you Elizabeth, Yvonne and Erika for the hearty theme xx

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    1. We're glad you like the theme, Sirkkis, and that you have already taken it to heart!

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  6. Welcome, Erika, to the admin team! You three (or should I say 4 - can't forget Bleubeard) will do a great job and hopefully have more fun with AJJ by sharing the load.

    Now I have to run look for heart images and inspiration! Eileen xx

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    1. We also believe Erika will make our AJJ team even stronger. Look forward to seeing what you come up with, Eileen.

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  7. Hello Elizabeth, Yvonne and now my friend Erika.
    What a great team.
    I love your hearts collage, Elizabeth, thanks for the theme which I will enjoy this month.
    Bleubeard will be glad to have Erika's extra help.

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    1. I agree that Erika will help round the AJJ team out nicely. Bleubeard is definitely looking forward to getting help from both Erika and Yvonne. Looks like you have already taken this month's theme to heart. Love that you jumped in already.

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  8. A great new theme from you and Bleubeard, and I love your collage Elizabeth!
    Lovely news that Erika has joined up with you and Yvonne too.
    Alison xx

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    1. Yes, Alison. We are very happy that Erika has joined our AJJ family. So glad you like the theme this month and I see you have jumped in already. Awesome.

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  9. Love the new theme and the inspiration you have in your collage! How lovely to see that Erika has joined your team! Chrisxx

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    1. We're also delighted she agreed to join the AJJ family, Chris. And I'm delighted you have already jumped in and shared your first heart inspired art, too.

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  10. such a lovely theme and collage page to inspire us all!

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  11. and hooray for the newest AJJ team member- so happy for you Erika!

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    1. Yes, Linda. Yvonne, Bleubeard, and I are happy she has joined our AJJ family.

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  12. Gorgeous inspiration and fabulous theme for February!
    Tammy x

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    1. Thank you so much, Tammy. Glad you like the theme, dear.

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  13. Wonderful collage and inspiration! Thanks for the challenge!

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    1. So glad you liked the theme of this month's challenge, Drea.

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  14. Happy Valentine's day !

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  15. Tried to finish my page Feb. 14th but now we already have 19th. I like the theme very much. Thank you Elizabeth for hosting this theme this month.

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    1. I'd rather it was late than not at all. It turned out great, too.

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  16. This is great! thank you for inspiring me to give it a go ~

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    1. I'm simply thrilled you chose to join us at Art Journal Journey, Karen. I love that you have chosen to visit this site, too. And I LOVE your hearts!!

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  17. I have to tell you that I had a blast this month playing with this theme. Everyone in this group is so nice and I feel I have learned a bunch about journaling this month. Thanks to everyone for sharing and encouraging!!!

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    1. What an absolutely adorable and thoughtful comment. We hope you will continue to join us each and every month, Nancy. I for one, find your art fascinating.

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  18. Happy Valentine's month! I <3 this challenge :)

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We are thrilled you visited and always look forward to your journal art.